February Printable Calendar…

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Can you believe it’s almost February already? January sure flew by!

If you haven’t downloaded our 2015 printable calendar yet…

Find it here in the shop!

It’s been a full month with projects and events keeping me busy, all while trying to set my goals and plans for this year!

In case you missed any of our big projects this month, be sure to check out:

xoxo,
Kim

10 Sweet Valentine’s Day Projects…

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so I created 10 projects using my Cricut Explore™ that you can easily create to celebrate your love! Why not invite your hubby (and/or kids) to a “movie night” at home on Valentine’s Day this year? With my designs and your Cricut Explore™, you can whip up these projects and add some special touches to your Valentine’s Day!

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Utilizing the new Cricut® “Print Then Cut” function, you can add your own text to this movie ticket invitation design, then just print and cut! Make it Now

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Cozy up with a darling heart-embellished blanket to watch your movie! I used a basic white fleece blanket and added a simple glitter heart using Cricut® Iron-on! Make it Now

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This “Print Then Cut” Heart banner can be made in minutes with no hand-cutting necessary! Make it Now

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DIY wall art is so fun to make! This glitter heart art can be made in a few simple steps! Use a square frame and swap out the art piece for each holiday! Make it Now

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Popcorn is pretty much a requirement for movie night! Make these darling popcorn boxes and embellish with pop-out hearts! Make it Now

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If you are having popcorn, you are going to need soda to wash it down! Dress up soda bottles using these adorable Print Then Cut tag designs! Make it Now

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Show a peek of what’s inside these cute gable boxes, using my heart window box template! Cherry sours look adorable in these boxes! Tie with a simple ribbon for the perfect finishing touch. Make it Now

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I want candy! You can use these fold-over treat bag toppers for any kind of candy in a bag! Just print, cut + staple. Perfect for school valentines too! Make it now

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Cupcakes are a perfect sweet treat for any Valentine’s Day celebration, especially when topped with these adorable printable cupcake toppers! Make it now

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Don’t forget a gift! Tie with a ribbon and add one of my printable tag designs for perfect presentation! Make it Now

I hope these projects inspire you to create fun Valentines’ Day projects this year!  

VALENTINE’S DAY PROJECTS
It is so easy to create a fabulous party with Cricut Explore™!

:: credits ::

party styling/design | kim stoegbauer, the tomkat studio
party supplies | the tomkat studio shop
cricut explore machine  |  cricut
photography | rennai hoefer, ten22 studio

THIS IS A SPONSORED POST. THE TOMKAT STUDIO HAS RECEIVED PAYMENT, TRADE AND/OR PRODUCTS FROM CRICUT IN EXCHANGE FOR PROMOTING, HOWEVER ALL OPINIONS STATED ARE OUR OWN. WE ONLY PROMOTE BRANDS WE LOVE!

Host a Rainbow Birthday Party…

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As I start planning my daughter’s 8th birthday party, coming up in March, I thought I would share one of my favorite themes we did. She chose a “Rainbow Heart” party for her 6th birthday and it was so much fun to create! Rainbow is such a popular theme and I don’t think it will ever go out of style! I designed a simple, modern printable collection for the Rainbow party and you can find it here. We also have a huge selection of coordinating rainbow party supplies to make your party complete!

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Shop for Rainbow Party Supplies + Printable Designs now!
Visit Kate’s Rainbow Party post for more photos + details!

Sweet Valentine…

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Thinking about hosting a Valentine’s Day party for the little ones? We have tons of darling supplies to make your party pretty!

This is just a small selection of our many red + pink sweet supplies!

pretty in pink tissue paper tassel garland kit  |  ballerina pink premium pettiskirt
red polka dot cupcake wrappers  |  pink polka dot cupcake wrappers
set of six 6″ heart balloons  |  red tomkat twine  |  red heart straws
white honeycomb tissue ball  |  light pink honeycomb tissue ball
red honeycomb tissue ball  |  red rugby stripe plates  |  red rugby stripe napkins
red rugby stripe paper cups  |  pink heart sunglasses  |  hearts sprinkles
pink sequin small heart pin

Shop all Valentine’s Day

Host a Valentine’s Day Brunch + Mimosa Bar…

This post is sponsored by Simply Juice Drinks

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Valentine’s Day is just a month away and I have a fun + fabulous party idea to share with you! We all know how important our girlfriend relationships are and how much we need and love our best friends. Why not invite your favorite friends over for a casual brunch to celebrate the love? We’ve partnered with Simply Juice Drinks to bring you this Valentine’s Day Brunch, complete with a delicious Mimosa Bar!

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Start with this darling printable “brunch and bubbles” invitation. Deliver or mail to your lucky guests a few weeks in advance so they can save the date! Download the free printable invitation design

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A simple heart banner is easy to make and adds a darling festive touch to the party setup. Cut hearts from red cardstock, hole punch and string with twine.

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To setup a Mimosa Bar, you’ll need: 

  • Glasses
  • Champagne
  • Variety of Juices
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Glass Pitchers or Carafes

We used the new premium line of Simply Juice Drinks and they were delicious! The new all-natural flavors include: Mixed Berry, Tropical and Fruit Punch which are all made with simple ingredients.

Yum! 

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You can serve the juice drinks right out of the bottle, or pour them into glass pitchers or carafes. Printable tags showing the juice flavors add the perfect sweet touch. Download the free printable juice flavor labels

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Typically, mimosas are equal parts champagne and juice. Leave it up to your guests to pour the desired amount. Champagne should always be poured first, then add the juice.

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Offer a delicious selection of brunch fare to pair with those mimosas! Make it easy on yourself and ask each guest to bring something, or visit your local bakery for donuts, muffins and other favorites to serve. These mini yogurt parfaits are simple to make and delicious. Start by adding granola to the bottom of the jar, then squeeze vanilla yogurt in each jar using a resealable plastic bag (with the corner cut off) and top with fresh raspberries.

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We never throw a party without cupcakes! They are just too cute not to include. Make these adorable “you are sweet” cupcake flags using a few basic supplies. Download the free printable cupcake flags

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In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, send your party guests home with your favorite red nail polish, tied with these sweet tags. Download the free printable friends tags

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We hope you love this idea for a girlfriend gathering as much as we did! Time to start planning your party! 

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Be sure to look for the new Simply Juice Drink flavors at your local store! 

Our family loves Simply Orange and were so excited to try these new flavors! My favorite was the Tropical and the kids loved the Fruit Punch!

 

Styling/Design  |  Kim Stoegbauer, The TomKat Studio
Photography  |  Rennai Hoefer, Ten22 Studio
Hair/Makeup/Wardrobe  |  Becki Crosby, Whippy Cake
Party + Baking Supplies  |  The TomKat Studio Shop

Shop this party…

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THIS IS A SPONSORED POST. THE TOMKAT STUDIO HAS RECEIVED PAYMENT, TRADE AND/OR PRODUCTS FROM SIMPLY JUICE DRINKS IN EXCHANGE FOR PROMOTING, HOWEVER ALL OPINIONS STATED ARE MY OWN AND I ONLY PROMOTE PRODUCTS I LOVE.

Be My Valentine SALE…

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Valentine’s Day is about a month away, so it is time to start thinking about hosting a fun Valentine’s Party and finding a few sweet gifts for your hubby and kids! Be sure to visit our shop to check out all of our fun Valentine’s Day items!

Use code BEMINE15 for 15% off your Valentine’s Day order!

Valid through 1/14/15.

red, black + white tissue paper tassel garland kit  |  i love you more than cupcakes box sign
red sequin mini heart headband  |  black heart sunglasses  |  black heart pillow cover
11″ heart balloons – set of 6  |  red striped straws  |  red heart necklace
red polka dot tissue paper pom poms  |  black polka dot tissue pom poms
heart shirt-black  |  heart dish  |  white with red polka dot plate
red with white polka dot paper cups

Check out our Valentine’s Day Collection!

A Golden New Year’s Eve

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A fabulous New Year’s Eve party shoot from our contributor, Joanna…

I had the pleasure of creating a New Year’s Eve Party recently that featured many goodies right from The TomKat Studio Shop! Centered around the theme of gold for my favorite sparkling wine Rondel GOLD Brut Cava, this party was a smash to put together at FOUND.

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It involved delicious and easy treats, such as raspberry and granola parfaits, yummy signature cocktails and sparkling crafts. All this was rounded out with lovely cake stands, striped napkins, wood rock candy sticks, gold baking cups and more from Kim’s shop.

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One of my favorite parts was the collaboration between so many creatives to make this spread possible. It makes me appreciative of the wonderful people in my life, and I look forward to making more memories with them in 2015.

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For cocktail recipes and more details about the party, click here. Enjoy all the glitz!

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:: sources ::

party + food styling/design/photography | Joanna Meyer, Baked by Joanna
party supplies | The TomKat Studio Shop
crafts | Brooke West, lurly
location/props | FOUND

2015 Printable Calendar…

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Finally! I grabbed my laptop and snuck away from our family vacation to finish designing my monthly calendar for 2015! (I promised my kids I would stay away from my computer as much as possible) I loved our colorful calendar design last year, so I decided to just change it up slightly for 2015. This printable PDF calendar file includes full page calendars for each month of 2015. Download them all at once or month by month, and print as many times as needed. I use them myself, and I also print them for my kids. They love writing down their activities and events, too!

Get your 2015 Printable Calendar here in our shop!

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2015 printable calendar

New Year Giveaway…

new year giveaway larger2015 is right around the corner and I have teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers for this fun giveaway that includes the essentials for a great start to the new year!

Blue-Eyed Bride | Lil Luna | The TomKat Studio | Hi Sugarplum | Jenny Collier

My Sweet Savannah | The Tiny Twig | Love, Sarah Schneider | Whitney English | Mindy Lockard

One lucky winner will receive: 

  • iPad Mini
  • Day Designer by Whitney English
  • $100 Gift Card to the Container Store
  • Stationery from Egg Press
  • Sheaffer Pen Sets
  • Tote, Pencil Pounch, Sticky Notes + Tumbler from Ban.do

Use the widget below for easy entry! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH OR SPONSORED BY FACEBOOK. OPEN TO US RESIDENTS ONLY. WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN AND POSTED ON THE RAFFLECOPTER WIDGET WITHIN ONE WEEK OF CONTEST END.

New Year’s Eve Party + Cricut Explore Giveaway…

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We recently styled this New Year’s Eve celebration using the Cricut Explore and are so excited to share the projects with you today! This was our first time utilizing the new Cricut® “Print Then Cut” function and you are going to LOVE it! When I met with the fabulous team at Cricut last year, one of the first things I asked was when would they have the option to print and cut! As a printable designer, I have longed for an easy way to cut both simple and intricate shapes after printing my designs. I got a “wink” from a few Cricut team members, including the CEO. I knew it was coming…

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…and it’s here.. and it’s amazing! You can now print designs on your color printer at home, and then send them through your Cricut Explore to cut around the images. The design files are setup with register marks that the Explore reads to determine where to cut based on the design. With a few simple set-up steps (see instructions here) you can get your Explore ready to create full-color, custom designs! The possibilities for printables are endless with this new feature and software. Cheers! 

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For this New Year’s Eve party, I created 10 projects, some that utilize the Print Then Cut system, and some that are simple cuts on the Explore.

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I started with a printable “Cheers!” invitation design. You can add your text to the design, then print and cut! You’ll need 5.75″ x 5.75″ square envelopes for mailing.  Make it Now

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Every party needs a banner. With the Print Then Cut system, this “Happy New Year” banner is so easy to create. Make it Now

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These “Celebrate” Tags can be used for so many things at your New Year’s Party (or other party for that matter)! We used them to add a little cuteness to mini champagne bottles. Make it now

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Make these darling 3D star drink stirrers in minutes using silver glitter paper + fun striped strawsMake it Now

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Celebrate with cake! Whether you order a cake, or make your own at home, dress it up with this adorable silver glitter “Cheers! 2015″ cake topper. Make it Now

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Light up the night with sparklers when the clock strikes twelve! These cute holders are perfect for handing out during the party, or send them home with guests as party favors! Make it Now

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Set up a photo booth at your New Year’s Eve party and make these cute signs for your guests to pose with! Make it now

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Cue the Confetti! Create these adorable confetti tubes, using these clear tubes and cut tissue paper. For the perfect finishing touch, add our “when the clock strikes midnight” tags! Make it now

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Need something to wear to the party? Make this Best Year Ever Tee, using Cricut silver glitter iron-on. Make it Now

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With just a few basic craft supplies, you can make these adorable star headbands for your guests to wear! Make it Now

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We hope you love our New Year’s Eve projects! Here’s wishing you the BEST year ever! 

New Year’s Eve Projects

It is so easy to create a fabulous party with the Cricut Explore™!

Who would like to WIN a Cricut Explore™ of their own?

Use the widget below for easy entry! 

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:: sources ::

party styling/design | kim stoegbauer, the tomkat studio
party supplies | the tomkat studio shop
cricut explore machine  |  cricut
photography | rennai hoefer, ten22 studio
models + model styling  |  becki crosby, whippy cake
location  |  a wedding design studio
cake | inspired sugar
cookies  |  lemonbliss bakery

 

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THIS IS A SPONSORED POST. THE TOMKAT STUDIO HAS RECEIVED PAYMENT, TRADE AND/OR PRODUCTS FROM CRICUT IN EXCHANGE FOR PROMOTING, HOWEVER ALL OPINIONS STATED ARE OUR OWN. WE ONLY PROMOTE BRANDS WE LOVE! THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH OR SPONSORED BY FACEBOOK. OPEN TO US RESIDENTS ONLY. WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN AND POSTED ON THIS ORIGINAL POST WITHIN ONE WEEK OF CONTEST END.

Pop The Cork!

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It’s time to plan your New Year’s Eve parties! We have so many adorable things to make your celebration fabulous!

All items shown are available in The TomKat Studio Shop!

tuxedo tissue paper garland kit |  tuxedo confetti  |  gold striped party plate
gold scallop party cup  |  black stripe party cup  |  black stripe large plate
gold tissue paper pom pom  |  black polka dot tissue paper pom pom
silver tissue paper pom pom  |  black rugby striped favor bags  |  gold chevron straws
gold cheers my dears mini cups  |  2015 silver mylar balloon kit 34″
black chevron straws  |  pop fizz clink balloons

Bon Affair…

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Have you heard of Bon Affair? I watched the founder, Jayla Siciliano land a deal on Shark Tank awhile back, so when Bon Affair offered to send a sample of the new wine spritzers, I said “Yes, please!” A friend and I tried both varieties and they were light and delicious!

  • California Wine
  • Purified Sparkling Water
  • Electrolytes
  • Zero Sugar
  • 6.5% Alchohol
  • Half the calories of regular wine

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Shortly after I tried Bon Affair, I was hosting a party design challenge at Amber Housley Inspired and asked Bon Affair to be a sponsor. They sent samples for all of the attendees and many of the contestants incorporated the fabulous black + white bottles into their tablescape designs!

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So cute, right? I’ll be sharing a full recap of AH Inspired soon!

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Bon Affair is perfect for your parties + celebrations!

Find Bon Affair near you or shop online!

Confetti Photo  |  Ten22 Studio
Amber Housley Party Photos  |  Nancy Ray Photography

THIS IS A SPONSORED POST. THE TOMKAT STUDIO HAS RECEIVED PAYMENT, TRADE AND/OR PRODUCTS FROM BON AFFAIR IN EXCHANGE FOR PROMOTING, HOWEVER ALL OPINIONS STATED ARE MY OWN AND I ONLY PROMOTE PRODUCTS I LOVE.

 

My Favorite Holiday “Cookie” Recipe…

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this post is sponsored by intel 2-in-1

Last week, I attended an annual cookie exchange with friends and made my favorite treats, Mini S’mores Cups! The girls have come to expect them each year and I love to make them. They are really simple to make, yet oh-so delicious! Whip up a batch and surprise your neighbors or friends! I used my new Intel 2 in 1, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 to pull up the recipe on my blog post from a few years ago. I am loving my new Microsoft Surface and how I can use it as a tablet if I’m hanging on the couch or as a laptop when I’m at my desk! It’s perfect for work and play!

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Yum….

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If you haven’t made these yet, I highly suggest that you do!

Enjoy! 

Download the recipe card + labels here!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY TEN22 STUDIO

Do you have a Microsoft Surface? Do you love it as much as I do? 

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THIS IS A SPONSORED POST. THE TOMKAT STUDIO HAS RECEIVED PAYMENT, TRADE AND/OR PRODUCTS FROM INTEL IN EXCHANGE FOR PROMOTING, HOWEVER ALL OPINIONS STATED ARE MY OWN AND I ONLY PROMOTE PRODUCTS I LOVE.